Cannot wait to pair these with my black silk and brass studded Esley dress also found at Sole and Blues. See: In Search of the Starter Heel, Part I
On Friday after I confidently swept through racks of finds too good to be true at Avalon Exchange, I left knowing exactly what I needed to do. After a deep breath, I walked across the street to Sole and Blues. If they had it in my size...well, I would at least ask for assistance in trying them on. As it happened, they had one of my sizes (I waiver between a 9 and 10...eek, I know), and it was the assistance that captured the sale. While I looked at the 5" heel seeing a face plant into pavement, the sales attendant pointed out that it had a 1" platform. Translation: The platform gives your foot more balance with the heel. Still needing his hand holding through the suit up, I walked a couple laps around, lifted the cuff of my jeans, and then he uttered what every girl needs to hear in such circumstances: "it's perfect." Shoes back in box. Slide the card. A match has been made.
Post Script: The best way to go out confidently is to listen to the right tunes before doing so. At present I cannot seem to stop repeating OneRepublic's new single All the Right Moves.